GRAHAM is pleased to present clear pause, Mary McDonnell’s sixth solo show with the gallery. The exhibition runs April 4 – May 13.
In clear pause Mary McDonnell deepens her exploration of color, structure, and mark making. This body of work is borne of incident, with paint, panel, interruption and reconstruction as way points in the process. In these new paintings each vibrant color asserts a unique life force and becomes a character formed of wet calligraphic markings or masses of interlacing lines.
McDonnell’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both here and internationally. Her work has been included in group exhibitions including Art = Text = Art: Selections from the Kramarsky Collection, originating at the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond, Virginia, and traveling to the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University and the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND. Other exhibitions include Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, at the Katonah Art Museum in Katonah, New York; Private Stash: A Musician’s Eye, at Apex Art, New York, NY and New York, New Drawings 1946–2007 at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, SPAIN.